Boy, 13, falls 20 floors while doing homework on balcony

Yahoo News Staff
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A 13-year-old boy has died after falling 20 stories from the balcony of his New York City apartment.

The young teen, who the New York Post has named as Matthew Pierre, was found unresponsive and shirtless on the ground outside the high-rise building in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood at 6am on Monday (local time).

Earlier in the morning the boy had been doing his homework on the 20th-floor apartment’s terrace while his sister and mum were inside, the publication said.

Pictured is Manhattan Plaza, where the boy fell from. Source: CBS
The 46-storey building is part of Manhattan Plaza, a federally-subsidised housing tower. Source: CBS

Police sources told the NY Post investigators were looking into the possibility of his death being a suicide.

It was reported cryptic writing had been found on his computer.

The 46-storey building is part of Manhattan Plaza, a federally-subsidised housing tower.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

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